Monday, 26 December 2016

Remove the feelings of "I-ness" and "my-ness" and work in unity

29 October 1983

Shri Babaji again spoke through Shastriji, whispering each sentence into Shastriji's ear.

Highest Brahmarshi, Blessed One (speaking of and to the Governor of Uttar Pradesh), we give all good wishes to you during your stay here. As the great learned and respected Bhishma Pitamaha showed to the people in the Dwapara Yuga the correct path to Truth and Righteousness, so His Excellency, the respected Governor, is showing the correct way of life to the people of this Age. We all have this high expectation of him. We have a very high place for him in our hearts. We hope that he will guide us, time and again, like Bhishma Pitamaha.

Truth, Simplicity and Love are like a Triveni (a triveni is the joining place of three rivers). The way to success is to join Karma Yoga to this Triveni. Shri Mahaprabhuji is encouraging us to follow the path of Karma Yoga which is the only way to fulfill our wishes in this and future lives.

Shri Mahaprabhuji wants the creation of very brave and courageous people in the world. If, with full faith and devotion to God and with a firm determination, people follow the Path of Truth, Simplicity and Love with Karma Yoga, they will reach their goal. When the whole world is burning with the fire of sins and sorrows and the flames are about to swallow the world, this is the only way by which humanity can be saved. Only he who has firm determination will survive this destruction. That is why great Rishis have proclaimed: "Awake! Arise! Go to the wise and learn from them!"

There is no place for fear; people must work fearlessly in the world. Maharshi Markandeya has said that we must be fearless: when a man is fearless, no man can stand against him in battle - either a battle in material life or in spiritual life. He is victorious in all the battles of life.

Now Babaji is suggesting another point - that we must annihilate the feelings of "I-ness" and "my-ness" from our minds. You must march forward like a soldier, dutifully and bravely. The thing which brings man down is "attachment" to his own kith and kin. When you all belong to this whole universe, where is the place for "I" and "mine?" We must unite as one universal family and march forward in unity. By this means only will the world be benefitted. This is not the concern of one individual but that of the whole universe. The only true man is one who practices "humanism." Every man must cultivate the qualities of "humanity" - this is the only way to success in life. To teach us this way of "humanity" or "humanism," Sadgurudev Shri Babaji has appeared here. "Humanity" will not be elevated by lecturing and talking but we must awaken the spirit of humanism in all of mankind.

Everyone must remove the differences between themselves and others and work in the world in unity; otherwise the disorder which is spreading in the world will go on increasing and there well be no cure for it. There is only one way for mankind to be saved and that is by changing the hearts of all people. Shri Mahaprabhuji will give His full spiritual power to this, but every man and woman will also have to make their best efforts toward this end. As long as there is no change of heart, humanity is in great danger.